Capt. Edward Pelham, Gent., son of [Herbert Pelham II] by [Elizabeth Bosville], of Newport, R.I., b. abt 1650/2, d. 20 Sept. 1730; m. 18 Apr. 1682, Freelove Arnold, b. 20 Jul 1661, d. 8 Sept. 1711, dau. of Gov. Benedict Arnold of Rhode Island (Colket in TAG 18:144-45, 211-218, 19:197-202; NEHGR 33:291. Line goes back through Edward III of England to Cerdic, King of the West Saxons.
Freelove Pelham of Newport, wife of Edward Pelham of Newport, gentleman. Will dated 7 Jan 1710, proved 1 May 1731, pps. 52-53. Exor: husband Edward Pelham Sons: Edward Pelham and Thomas Pelham Daughters: Elizabeth Pelham and Penelope Pelham. Brother Oliver Arnold. Cousin Freelove Arnold daughter of my brother Oliver. Kinsman John Cary. Witnesses: Nicholas Lange, John Browne, William Knowles.